Re: "Usefull languages"
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 14, 2002, 13:40|
On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 19:59:02 +0000
Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:35:34 -0000
> Kieth Gaughan <kgaughan@...> wrote:
> > From: Stephen Mulraney [mailto:ataltanie@OCEANFREE.NET]
> > <snipping explaination of why Irish orthography actually rocks>
> Well, I didn't want to say before I explained it, but you're right ;)
Just remembered somthing - a limerick about Irish spelling :)
(BTW "Erse" is some old name for "Irish")
There was a young man from Dun Laoghaire
Who propounded an interesting thaoghaire -
That the language of Erse
Had a shortage of verse
As its spelling made poets so waoghaire.
(The clue you might need is that "Dun Laoghaire"
is to be pronounced /du:n lEr'E/, though people
commonly "anglicise" it to /dUn lIrI:/ or something